My hope is that Mr. Pullman will run into plenty “pieces of trash” that are his size, weight and age, as he prepares to die in prison over his ignorance.
According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail — 62-year-old William Ronald Pullman shot fifteen-year-old James Means twice in the abdomen — killing the teen over an altercation:
Police said Pulliam showed no remorse after his arrest. He admitted shooting Means and said, “The way I look at it, that’s another piece of trash off the street,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.
After the shooting, Pulliam went to dinner and then to a female friend’s home, according to the complaint, written by Charleston Police Detective C.C. Lioi. Police found the gun allegedly used to kill James Means at the friend’s home.
According to the West Virginia Metro News — Pullman and Means simply exchanged words.
“The victim wasn’t armed–there was no physical altercation–there was an argument. Words were exchanged. Mr. Pulliam drew a .380 revolver and shot the victim twice and killed him,” Cooper said.
A criminal complaint filed by police said Pulliam admitted to the shooting. He told police he felt threatened. But Cooper said the facts don’t point to self-defense.
“In this case we’re confident a murder charge is appropriate,” Cooper said. “What I would recommend for anyone who enters into an argument–call 911 if you feel threatened. Unless you are defending your own life or someone else’s you just can’t shooting anyone–and that’s what happened here.”
Pulliam shouldn’t have had access to a weapon, he was already facing domestic violence charges.